A Novel. She talks.... Hae-Joo Im. I'm in. Movie Released on October 26 #8. Cloud Atlas (2012 Film) Cast List by The Wachowskis About Cloud Atlas (2012 Film) Cloud Atlas (2012 Film) Summary Character List Cast List Director's Influence Glossary Themes Quotes Analysis Symbols, Allegory and Motifs Irony Imagery Literary Elements Essay Questions Cloud Atlas is a 2012 epic science fiction film written and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. Cast (in credits order) verified as complete. The main character in each story is indicated in bold. In 1936, English composer Robert Frobisher finds work as an amanuensis to aging composer Vyvyan Ayrs, allowing Frobisher to compose his own masterpiece, "The Cloud Atlas Sextet". ", Some German journalists called it "the first attempt at a German blockbuster". Home; Parenting; Food and Dining; Humankind; Problem Solved; Facebook Twitter Email  A shorter official trailer was released on 7 September 2012. ", Tom Hanks has come to heavily praise Cloud Atlas in the years that followed its release. The trio worked together for years as Pale 3, composing music for several films directed by Tykwer, most notably Run Lola Run, The Princess and the Warrior, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, and The International, and contributing music to the Wachowskis' The Matrix Revolutions. Boom-Sook Kim is the graduate student Sonmi is forced to stay with after she's taken from Papa... Yoona-939 Felix Finch /  By April 2011, the Wachowskis joined Tykwer in co-directing the film. [they are] people who really love cinema. , On 25 October 2012, after the premiere at Toronto (and despite the standing ovation it received there), Lilly Wachowski[a] stated as "soon as [critics] encounter a piece of art they don't fully understand the first time going through it, they think it's the fault of the movie or the work of art. [...] I love the totality of all the characters. On my second viewing, I gave up any attempt to work out the logical connections between the segments, stories and characters. Skip to main content. After Yoona is killed, Sonmi is rescued by rebel Commander Hae-Joo Chang, who exposes Sonmi to the banned writings of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the full film version of Cavendish's experience. Susan Sarandon, 74 5. Meronym is searching for a forgotten communication station on Mauna Sol to send an SOS to off-world humans.  The filmmakers secured approximately $20 million from the German government, including €10 million ($11.8 million) from the German Federal Film Fund [de] (DFFF), €100,000 ($118,000) development funding and €1.5 million ($1.8 million) from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, a German funder, as part of their plans to film at Studio Babelsberg later in 2011. She is Jewish and has fled Germany. " Daniel Schweiger selected the score as one of the best soundtracks of 2012, writing that "Cloud Atlas is an immense sum total of not only the human experience, but of mankind's capacity for musical self-realization itself, all as embodied in a theme for the ages.  Scenes filmed in Scotland feature the new Clackmannanshire Bridge near Alloa. Hugh Grant, 60 4. Frobisher reads from Ewing's journal among the books at Ayrs's mansion. Port de Sóller provided the setting for the scene when the 19th-century ship is mooring. In London, 2012, gangster Dermot Hoggins murders a critic after a harsh review of his memoir, generating huge sales. ", Hugh Grant stated in an October 2014 interview "I thought [Cloud Atlas] was amazing. Cast.  Other German locations include the city of Düsseldorf and the Saxon Switzerland landscape, furthermore sets  in and near Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, and the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Spain.  The film ultimately grossed $27,108,272 in the U.S. and $103,374,596 internationally for a total of $130,482,868. Cloud Atlas is the third novel by British author David Mitchell.Published in 2004, the fantastical speculative fiction book consists of six interconnected nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to the island of Hawai'i in a distant post-apocalyptic future. On the way, Timothy reads a manuscript based on Rey's story. The film was produced by Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt, in addition to the Wachowskis and Tykwer. The Cloud Atlas soundtrack received critical acclaim. To borrow Churchill's description of Russia, "it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Parents need to know that Cloud Atlas-- the Wachowskis' massive sci-fi epic that takes place over six time periods, with several actors (including Tom Hanks and Halle Berry) playing roles in each -- has strong fantasy violence, including bloody attacks and battles with both guns and blades. He kills the sleeping Kona chief and rescues Catkin before he and Meronym fight off the other tribesmen. OUR SETTINGS I was never, ever bored by Cloud Atlas. Warner Bros. had the distribution rights but it wasn't one of their own, so I think it might have been [marketed] harder if it was. , Before hearing about the Wachowskis and Tykwer's project, David Mitchell believed it was impossible to adapt his book into a film: "My only thought was 'What a shame this could never be a film.  The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 67% score based on 282 reviews.